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Murray family anguish as funeral held for Belfast murder victim Daniel

Published 16/05/2016

Pacemaker Press 16/5/2016
The Funeral for Dan Murray takes place at Holy Trinity Church in West Belfast. Dan Murray, a takeaway delivery driver, had been taking an order to Lady Street, near Grosvenor Road, when he was shot.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 16/5/2016 The Funeral for Dan Murray takes place at Holy Trinity Church in West Belfast. Dan Murray, a takeaway delivery driver, had been taking an order to Lady Street, near Grosvenor Road, when he was shot. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Injuries Dan Murray sustained in a previous murder attempt when he was shot in the face
Pacemaker Press 16/5/2016 The Funeral for Dan Murray takes place at Holy Trinity Church in West Belfast. Dan Murray, a takeaway delivery driver, had been taking an order to Lady Street, near Grosvenor Road, when he was shot. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Dan Murray funeral.
Pacemaker Press 16/5/2016 The Funeral for Dan Murray takes place at Holy Trinity Church in West Belfast. Dan Murray, a takeaway delivery driver, had been taking an order to Lady Street, near Grosvenor Road, when he was shot. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Nurdered takeaway driver Dan Murray with his partner Ciara Austin at the birth of their son Podraig (now 2)
Pacemaker Press 16/5/2016 The Funeral for Dan Murray takes place at Holy Trinity Church in West Belfast. Dan Murray, a takeaway delivery driver, had been taking an order to Lady Street, near Grosvenor Road, when he was shot. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 16/5/2016 The Funeral for Dan Murray takes place at Holy Trinity Church in West Belfast. Dan Murray, a takeaway delivery driver, had been taking an order to Lady Street, near Grosvenor Road, when he was shot. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 16/5/2016 The Funeral for Dan Murray takes place at Holy Trinity Church in West Belfast. Dan Murray, a takeaway delivery driver, had been taking an order to Lady Street, near Grosvenor Road, when he was shot. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 16/5/2016 Ciara Austin (right-Partner) during The Funeral for Dan Murray takes place at Holy Trinity Church in West Belfast. Dan Murray, a takeaway delivery driver, had been taking an order to Lady Street, near Grosvenor Road, when he was shot. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 16/5/2016 Ciara Austin (right-Partner) during The Funeral for Dan Murray takes place at Holy Trinity Church in West Belfast. Dan Murray, a takeaway delivery driver, had been taking an order to Lady Street, near Grosvenor Road, when he was shot. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Dan Murray funeral.
Dan Murray funeral.
Dan Murray funeral.
Dan Murray
Police at the scene of the murder of Dan Murray in west Belfast

The funeral has been held for Daniel Murray, the Belfast delivery driver gunned down after he was lured to a shooting by a bogus takeaway order.

The 54-year-old was shot in the Divis area of Belfast last Monday night.

He was rushed to hospital in a critical condition, but did not survive despite efforts to save him.

He was targeted while sitting in his dark-coloured Ford Focus car in Lady Street after possibly being lured to the area by a bogus fast food delivery order.

The driver's seat and seatbelt were seen to be heavily bloodstained by witnesses.

Two men have been arrested over the murder. Both were later released unconditionally.

On Monday, the funeral was held at Holy Trinity Church in Turf Lodge.

Mr Murray was previously targeted in a gun attack almost exactly a year ago.

He was shot in the face by dissident republican vigilantes in 2015 near his north Belfast home.

Mr Murray, who was originally from the Turf Lodge area of west Belfast, said at the time he had been accused of being a drug dealer - which he denied - and would have to flee his home.

As he recovered from that shooting, he said the attack was an attempt to execute him.

He had also been wounded in a Continuity IRA gun attack before last year's murder attempt.

He claimed that was an extortion bid, and again denied he sold drugs. He challenged the paramilitaries to produce any evidence of criminal activity.

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